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The Portage Area Regional Planning Commission was created on August 7, 1962, per Ordinance 241, by Portage Borough.  The Planning Commission consists of five members serving a five year term, appointed by Borough Council.  The Planning Commission is also comprised of five members serving a five year term from Portage Township. 
The Planning Commission was created to identify existing problems and/or constraints within Portage Borough and Portage Township and to develop mechanisms and policies that will promote sound "growth management" in support of economic development.  The Commission represents a concerted effort by elected and appointed officials.  The Planning Commissions goal is to increase economic development and strengthen the regional planning process.
In 2001,  the Cambria County Planning Commission prepared "The Portage Area Region Comprehensive Plan" that is available for review in the Portage Borough Administration Building

 Meeting Dates

The Planning Commission meets
every second Monday of the month
at 7:00 p.m. at the Portage Township
Municipal Building.  There is
no meeting in July or December.


Joseph Beyer               Rich Bernazzoli
Chairperson                 Vice Chairperson   
Ray Kargo                    Michelle Kostan
Treasurer                    Secretary
Board Members:
Butch Kostan          Mike Baker    Steve Lane           
Steve Nagy            Rick Nagy